| The Research, Education, and Outreach (REO) Librarian/Liaison to the School of Pharmacy is a member of the liaison program that advances the Library's efforts to anticipate and fulfill its research support, instruction, and outreach initiatives. The Library serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The person in this position is liaison to the School of Pharmacy. S/he provides leadership and expertise in the areas of research support, information literacy, scholarly communication, and pharmacy informatics. Guided by the University's strategic plan, the School's mission, and best practices in the areas of knowledge management and health informatics, the REO Librarian/Liaison to the School of Pharmacy advances institutional and School priorities; facilitates community engagement; and pursues relevant professional and scholarly activities. |
The REO librarian is member of a six person departmental team within the Services Division. The successful candidate for this position will have a collaborative nature and will work with colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. S/he will participate in committees and projects within the Division, the Library, the School of Pharmacy, and at the University level.
This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position reports to the Head of the Research, Education and Outreach Services. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library's faculty. For more information see the University's Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty: http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19§ion=all
The successful candidate:
- Cultivates and sustains vital connections between the School of Pharmacy and the Library.
- Delivers expert research consultations to faculty and students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, and critical appraisal of varied resources, including clinical resources.
- Works with other members of the Research, Education and Outreach department to develop a strong, cohesive team; collaborates with Library colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services in the areas of data management, research impact, expert searching/systematic reviews and more.
- Collaborates with faculty to conduct systematic reviews; assesses the research impact of scholarly output to inform and support promotion, tenure, and grant applications.
- Advises faculty and students regarding scholarly communication.
- Builds collaborative relationships with pharmacy students and faculty and advocates for their particular research, learning, and information management needs.
- Creates and leads dynamic instructional programming to support students' professional competency requirements in information technologies, informatics, critical appraisal, and evidence-based practice.
- Discovers and implements innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, communication, collaboration, and information management.
- Designs and delivers research and information management workshops to individuals and groups, both in person and virtually.
- Collaborates on accreditation processes involving self-studies and site visits.
- Participates actively in School of Pharmacy committees, Library committees, University committees, and related professional organizations.
- Continuously evaluates new research, program development, and curricular trends within the fields of pharmacy and academic health sciences librarianship.
- Engages faculty, staff, and students in sustainable outreach projects with a health information or health literacy component.
- Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.
Interested, qualified candidates may email your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating I verify that my CV is current and accurate - does not need to be notarized) to: email@example.com. For more information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by December 7, 2016.
SALARY RANGE: $48,000 - $52,000 depending on experience
BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.
The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space , a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL's website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu,) the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's Southeastern/Atlantic Region.
The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/